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Jeep recalls Compass SUV with diesel engine for software upgrade

Written by Parichay Malvankar

The Jeep Compass SUV has been recalled in India. The Compass is the only product which has clicked for the Jeep brand here in India, and so much is its popularity, that the FCA Group has pulled the plug off the Fiat brand just to focus on Jeep in our market. Now, more than 10,000 units of the Jeep Compass have been recalled to fix a fault.

The brand reveals that a total 11,002 units of the Compass are subject to this recall. Only the diesel powered Compass SUVs are included in this recall exercise and only the 2WD variants. Cars manufactured between December 18, 2017 till November 18, 2018 are subject to this recall.

The recall has been announced so that the brand can update the software of the cars PCM (Powertrain Control Module). This correction is necessary as the PM emissions from the Compass might be more than what is permitted, hence this needs to be fixed. There is no safety hazard to occupants, but the environment needs to be taken care of. Jeep has clarified that the petrol and diesel 4WD variants remain unaffected by this recall.

Owners of these cars will be contacted by Jeep dealers, and this software update will be done free of cost. It will only take around 15 minutes to fix this issue.